Azure Portal configuration guide Microsoft Authentication

The following topic contains the procedure to configure Azure and Devolutions Server properly to use Microsoft authentication.


  • Devolutions Server Scheduler installed and running.
  • Microsoft Azure AD subscription.
  • 1 Azure AD Web Application for the Devolutions Server Web application and the cache.

Creation of azure ad applications and Devolutions Server microsoft configuration.

  1. Log in to your Microsoft Azure Portal using administrator credentials at
  2. To simplify the configuration steps and to easily copy and paste all the required parameters, please have side by side the Azure Portal and the Devolutions Server web UI opened in Administration - Server Settings - Authentication - Microsoft Authentication.
  3. Once logged in, go to Azure Active Directory - Properties.
    3.1. Click on the Copy to clipboard button beside the Tenant ID property.
    3.2. Paste this value in the Tenant ID field of the Devolutions Server Microsoft Authentication configuration page.

The Use specific client ID for users and user groups cache option should only be check to support configurations when migrating from an older Devolutions Server version.


  1. Click App registrations in the Manage menu section.
  2. Devolutions Server Application
    5.1. Create the application using the New registration button in Azure portal.
    5.2. Choose a significant name for the application. This name will not be used outside of Azure Portal.

5.3. Set which Supported account types that will be allowed to connect. Usually selecting Accounts in this organizational directory only is more than enough for your Azure AD authentication.

5.4. Set the Redirect URI to Web and set a valid URL. This property must be set with the URL to reach your Devolutions Server instance with /api/external-provider-response at the end.

5.5. Then, click on the Register button.

5.6. Click on the Copy to clipboard button next to the Application (client) ID.

5.7. Paste the Application (client) ID in the Client ID field of the Web application section of the Devolutions Server Microsoft Authentication configuration page.
5.8. Select the Authentication tab of the Azure Web application and enable the ID tokens under the Implicit grant and hybrid flows section.
5.9. Click Save.

5.10. Select the Certificates & secrets tab and click New client secret.

5.11. Set a description and when this client secret key will expire. Then click on the Add button.
5.12. Click on the Copy to clipboard button of the Value Be sure to save the Value in a safe place as once you will switch to another page of the Azure portal, the copy button will no longer be available.
5.13. Paste the Value in the Secret key field of the Web application section of the Devolutions Server Microsoft Authentication configuration page.
5.14. Select the API permissions tab of the Azure Web application and click on the Add a permissions button.
5.15. Select Microsoft Graph.
5.16. Select Application permissions.
5.17. Select Group.Read.All under the section Group and User.Read.All under the User section. Then click on the Add permissions button.

5.18. Click the User.Read permission and click on the Remove permission button.
5.19. Confirm the removal by clicking Yes, remove since this permission is not required for the Sync application.

5.20. If the Status of the User.Read.All and Group.Read.All permissions are at Not granted, an administrator must grant consent.

It may be possible that the newly added permissions require an Azure administrator to consent. If the account used to create the application is already an administrator in Azure, click on the Grant admin consent for button.

6. This is how the Devolutions Server Microsoft Authentication configuration page should look like. Click Save.
7. You will then be able to use the Microsoft button on the web interface.

After activating the Microsoft Authentication, it may take a while for the cache to load before being able to import users and user groups. If the issue persists, please consult Unable to Import Azure AD Users or Groups for troubleshooting.

8. Following the login process, you may get this prompt to authorize the application to read the user accounts and groups. You need to check the Consent on behalf of your organization option and then click Accept